Hammoud said that with good governance, 3 billion dollars would suffice to remedy Lebanon’s electricity problem. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Lebanon needs to invest in infrastructure and smart grids to ensure the success of renewable energy projects, a conference was told Monday.Kamali also works with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, where he promotes energy savings and efficiency.At the top of the conference's agenda on the first day was the environment and energy efficiency.Discussions ranged from technology for maximizing energy efficiency to the dangers of pollution to the need for legal regulations on emissions.With an eye to catching up with much of the rest of the world in mitigating pollution, Lebanon should soon have electric cars en masse, said Pierre Khoury, general director of the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation, an NGO that works to develop solutions to Lebanon's environmental problems.Already, Lebanon's private sector of renewable and energy efficiency businesses is showing what can be done with high demand and the determination to make sustainability pay off.Many energy efficiency and sustainability companies had display booths in the hotel lobby Monday. The companies say that every year there are more new faces, as more businesses jump into Lebanon's renewable energy market.
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